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Masters of Our Universe
The world tells us that we are the masters of our lives. That we create meaning for ourselves. That we choose our own destiny.
In some ways, that’s not entirely false. We have a tremendous and terrifying power in the gift of our free will. And, with that will, we can make ourselves masters of our lives, create our own meaning for life, and choose our destiny. But, in doing so, we are pitting ourselves against God. We place our will against His, and that is a dangerous game to play.
This is the banner of our times — unrestricted freedom to do what I want. It’s an enticing trap, but as Christ tells us, “For the gate is wide and the road broad that leads to destruction, and those who enter through it are many.” (Matthew 7:13)
As Christians, we’re called to a different path. We’re called to use the freedom that God has given us and choose to follow His will. When God calls upon us, we don’t answer by saying “but, that’s not what I want.” Instead, we answer, “here I am.” But, we also know that this path is not easy.
It’s only in cooperating with the Divine Will that the path to Heaven opens for us. So today, let’s prayerfully ask God, “What do you want for me?”